Tool users need to start thinking in terms of watt-hours, not amp-hours.
Dewalt 20V Max 10Ah vs. FlexVolt 9Ah Batteries
Here’s a long explanation of how two Dewalt batteries theoretically compare.
Where Will Cordless Power Tools go Next?
Cordless power tools have seen a lot of upgrades over the years – what comes next?
Deciphering Dewalt and Milwaukee Tape Measure Drop Rating Claims
A reader’s comment has me thinking about tape measure drop ratings.
Makita XGT 40V Max Battery Tech Explained
Let’s do a deep-dive into how Makita can have a 40V Max battery in an 18V form factor.
Let’s Talk About Modern High Velocity Hammers
Why are lighter high performance hammers claimed to be as hard-hitting as heavier hammers?
Dewalt Cordless Power Tools, UWO, and Torque – Here’s What it all Really Means
I have been avoiding this for a while, but here’s a long take at Dewalt’s UWO and what it means.
Vacuum Hose Size Comparison
When comparing vacuum hose sizes, did you know that a 2-1/2″ hose has 4X the cross section compared to a 1-1/4″ hose?
Why Clear-Lidded Organizers Shouldn’t be Left in the Sun
Follow down the rabbit hole as Ben and Stuart investigate reports of Kaizen foam melting in clear-lidded tool boxes.
Revisiting What an Amp-Hour Means for Cordless Power Tool Batteries, and Other Tidbits
So, you want to know more about cordless power tool battery packs?
Milwaukee LED “TRUEVIEW” Technology Explained
Here’s a look at some of the technical figures behind Milwaukee’s TRUEVIEW LED claims.
Milwaukee “Iron Carbide” Cutting Tools – What Does This Mean?
So what’s the deal with the “iron carbide” cutting edges on Milwaukee’s new heavy duty scissors?
This Why Anti-Slip Wrenches are Awesome
We came across a video review that does a great job of demonstrating the effectiveness of anti-slip wrenches.
Why Powerful Drills MUST Have Auxiliary Handles
We took a detailed look at why more powerful drills must come with auxiliary handles.
Power Tool Brands Don’t Make Their Own Batteries
Here are a few thoughts about cordless power tool battery packs.
Which Batteries for Flashlights and Tools in Cold Weather
If you plan to use a flashlight or battery-powered device outside in the winter, you will probably want to power it with lithium batteries.
What is a Lumen, What is Lux, and More LED Flashlight Technical Mumbo Jumbo
Have you ever wondered what a lumen was? We covered that and more.
Thermal Image of a Ghost!! (A Brief Primer on Infrared Reflections)
What the heck did the thermal imager capture – is that a ghost?
Thermal Image of a Cordless Drill
Here’s a thermal image of a compact cordless drill, along with an explanation of why the motor heats up and what happens if you push it too far.
Cordless Power Tool FAQ: What Does “Ah” Really Mean?
Now seems to be a good time to discuss a battery’s Ah (amp-hours) rating and what it really means.